Symbiotic Drawings

MFA Show

October 2009

Nature is always ready to encroach on civilization. It is also what civilization is built on and what sustains it. The plants I have selected to use have nourishing and/or healing properties and all are found in the urban environment: building sites, railway tracks, parks and pathways.

  • Symbiotic 1

  • Symbiotic 2

  • Symbiotic 3

  • Symbiotic 4

Selecting plants found on the building site next to the studio, the drawings have developed over a period of several weeks, recording their gradual decay. The drawing set-up is there for as long as the drawings remain: one does not exist without the other. The plants themselves question the role of the drawings as representation, indeed whether representation is at all possible.